Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Swinging Baby

I have wanted to put Travis in a swing for so long.  However, I don't know where any baby swings are around here.  Well, the first day that I was in Denver, Travis and I went to the park by my parents house with my mom and sister.  The park had an infant swing, even better than what I was looking for.  I put him in the swing and he loved it.  He started laughing!  It was hilarious.  I got some of it on video but it isn't great.  He had stopped laughing by that point and the angle makes it so you can't see his face.  Oh well.  You can still tell he likes it.  I see a lot more swinging in our future!

Monday, May 28, 2012

1st Airplane Ride

On May 9th Travis got to go on his first airplane!  We flew from Provo to Denver for a quick visit before heading to Houston.  I was SO nervous because Eric wasn't with us and I didn't know how he would handle it.  He was such a good baby.  He flirted with the girl next to me almost the whole time, and then when we landed, he fell asleep on me.  Silly boy.  Our gate was A 60, so I held him on my shoulder and pushed the stroller with my other arm all the way to the baggage claim where I met my sister, and then all the way to the car.  It was a good 45 minute nap for him.  I'm glad he did so well on the airplane.  He didn't have any ear issues that I could tell, thanks to his binky!

He had 3 other plane rides on our trip.  We were with both my mom and dad for one, then just my mom, and then just the two of us going home.  He did well on all of them!  He had little moments where he would cry for a few seconds but he would calm down easily.  After our flight to Houston, the lady behind me told me that I have the best baby in the world.  She hardly noticed that there was a baby on the flight except for the fact that he would smile at her when he was standing on my lap.  I'm one lucky momma!

Here's a picture from his first flight.  Isn't he cute?

Here he is on our way to Houston!

Sunday, May 27, 2012


While we were up in Park City we took Travis swimming for the first time.  At first he really didn't have any reaction.  After a little while he would just kick his legs in the water.  He loved it!  We took him swimming twice in the same day.  The second time we didn't stay in very long though because the pool was outside and it was chilly.  A few weeks later I took Travis swimming again, but he didn't like it.  I think it's because he was SUPER tired.  He ended up talking a nap on me while everyone else swam.  We'll have to try again soon.  I hope he continues to like it, because I love to swim and I intend on swimming a lot this summer!

Below is a video of Travis going in the pool for the first time with daddy, a picture with me, and then a picture of him sleeping instead of swimming.


Me and Eric have been married for four years as of May 3.  We decided to go on a little getaway to Park City, which we did for our first anniversary.  It was a lot of fun and nice to go somewhere and have time together.  We went up on Thursday (Eric took Friday off) and came back on Saturday afternoon.  We we going to leave right after Eric got off of work at 5 and eat at Texas Roadhouse, but Eric ended up having to stay at work to finish a project.  He didn't leave until after 6, and now that we have a kid, we can't start things too late in the evening.  I was kind-of upset, but everything was ok when Eric came home with a $100 gift card to Ruby River Steakhouse.  The people he was helping knew he was leaving for his anniversary so they gave him the card as a thanks for staying late to help.  We ended up going there instead, naturally!  Once we got up there we had to put Travis straight to bed.  Staying in hotels with a kid is much different.  We ran to him if he made even one peep!  Also, we couldn't do much when he was sleeping.  It was nice to just hang out with Eric though.

The next day we took Travis swimming (more about that later) and then moved to a different hotel.  We had a free night at one hotel but wanted to stay at a nice one right on one of the ski slopes.  It was nice.  Anyways, that day we went to Main Street Park City for lunch and ice-cream and then just walked around.  We took Travis swimming again and then went out for some delicious Mexican food.  This second hotel was like a 1-bedroom apartment so we could put Travis to sleep in a separate room.  We put him out by the kitchen because this hotel had the BIGGEST tub and all I wanted to do was take a bubble bath.  Once Travis was in bed that's exactly what I did.  It was so relaxing.  I've been wanting to take a bath for so long, but little bath tubs are no fun.

The last day we went and got some breakfast since the nicer hotel didn't provide it.  Seems backward to me.  Anyways, we then went to the outlets and got me some new clothes.  I love having outlets relatively close.  I'm not sure Eric does though:)  We then headed home!  It was such a nice little getaway.  It was hard to do a lot of things because we had to plan around Travis' nap and eating schedule.  I guess I should get used to traveling not being so easy!  It's so worth it to have such a cute little boy though!

Ok, now some pictures:

Dinner at the Steakhouse

Daddy and Son

Travis' cheesy smile.  Don't you just love those cheeks?!

Look how small he looks in the giant tub

Family Photo

Travis mesmerized by the fire


Saturday, May 26, 2012

May has been BUSY!

May has been a super busy month for me and Travis.  This is our first week-end at home!  I have a lot to blog about, but instead of doing one giant blog post, I'm going to do quite a few smaller ones, so stay tuned!!

Here's a picture just because:

He has quick hands and grabbed his bowl of food which I obviously had too close.  I tried to scoop up what I could, but then he had fun playing with it.  Silly boy!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Big Boy PJ's

A couple of weeks ago we bought Travis some pajamas for summertime.  We've had a few really warm days and his warm PJ's are making him so hot at night.  So, we got him some cute short/shirt PJ sets.  He looks so big in them!  It's so crazy how fast he's growing up.  He isn't such a small baby anymore.  Isn't he so sweet??